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Prospective Mobility

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Is this the future of urban transportation?

Battery-powered semi trucks? Trains that pick up cars full of passengers without stopping? Personal mobility capsules that attach to planes, trains, and boats? Sound a little far-fetched? Well it may be less sci-fi than you think, according to this video commissioned by Alstom. The animated clip, produced by Paris-based studio Le 7e bureau, envisions a prospective transportation future......read more

The Big SHFT: Bill Ford, Environmental Industrialist

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Meet the forward-thinking Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company, whose ideas on sustainability are driving the business into the future

In 2000, Bill Ford spearheaded a sustainability report for the company his great-grandfather founded nearly a century earlier. "Sustainability issues are neither incidental nor avoidable," he wrote in the report, "they are at the heart of our business." At the time, the green ideas were not well-received. Today, in the wake of rising fuel prices and global economic crisis, they are at the center......read more

The Big SHFT: Michael Crooke, Sustainable Business Maverick

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The former Patagonia CEO, now a management professor at Pepperdine University, discusses the role of environmental responsibility in business

Michael W. Crooke's résumé reads like a young achiever's dream bio. The former Navy SEAL (underwater demolition team) holds a Ph.D. in management and has held senior executive roles at a number of companies in the outdoors industry, including Yakima, Kelty Packs, Pearl/Izumi and Patagonia, where he was CEO from 1999 to 2005. It was Crooke's time at Patagonia -- the company founded......read more

Sustainable Soiree (music by NewVillager)

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SHFT celebrates its Webby victories in the Hollywood Hills

SHFT threw a little soirée last weekend in celebration of our double Webby win (the awards are next Monday in NYC) and as a thank you to all the people who have lent their support to the SHFT mission. Hosted at the beautiful LEED home of Robert Green and Jill Greenberg, the night featured live music by Ferraby Lionheart and sustainable, farm-to-table catering by Michael Reed of Root......read more

Lighten Up: Dave Matthews Band

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DMB was an early adopter of green touring. In this episode of Lighten Up, SHFT checks out the band's sustainable ways.

Dave Matthews Band has been touring for many years and, due in large part to the efforts of bassist Stefan Lessard, they've been approaching it with one eye on the road and one eye on the planet. On several fronts, sustainable systems have been put in place: organic food, water stations, sustainably made merchandising, all while engaging fans in the process. The eco-village gives out free samples......read more

A Brief History of Pretty Much Everything

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Inventive furniture pieces crafted from highly sustainable material.

Epic stop-motion animation in pen and crayon, created by 17-year-old Jamie Bell, sums up the history of the universe as we know it....read more

Alter Eco: Outstanding In The Field

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For artist and chef Jim Denevan, ephemeral land art and sustainable food provide the same charge.

In this clip from ALTER ECO, Denevan discusses his work cooking impromptu meals from local ingredients and making temporal art in the sand....read more

Dance Dance Revolution

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Sustainable dance club powered by people on the dancefloor.

Leave it to the Dutch. Harnessing dancers' kinetic energy to power the club itself? Gives a whole new incentive to partying....read more

They Might Be Giants "Electric Car"

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Brooklyn sustainable furniture company launches new line crafted from an iconic material — reclaimed Coney Island boardwalk.

Animal friends going for a ride in a green vehicle is never a bad thing, in our opinion. Brooklyn's Tiny Inventions delivers the goods with a fun and fantastic multimedia interpretation of They Might Be Giants' "Electric Car". ...read more

Alter Eco: Vogue Fashion Shoot

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Model and activist Angela Lindvall takes on a sustainable fashion shoot.

For those that aren't aware, prior to founding SHFT, we produced a TV show called ALTER ECO that aired on Discovery's Planet Green. In this episode we tried to show one of the typically more wasteful industries things it can do to clean up its act. With some help from Angela Lindvall, we did a sustainable fashion shoot for VOGUE. Some of the fashionistas involved were skeptical, but......read more

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